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2013-03-28 23:03:01

The Phoenician alphabet now brings a new dimension of interest to this year´s National Library Week. See details on the Santorini website. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 28, 2013 The Phoenician alphabet now brings a new dimension of interest to this year´s National Library Week. See details on the Santorini website. All the books we read owe their origin to the Phoenician alphabet, and that intriguing fact now adds a new element to this year´s celebration of National Library Week...

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2011-07-06 07:47:46

Exceptional detective-archaeological work at the first season of archaeological digs at Tel Shikmona, on the southern edge of Israel's city of Haifa, has uncovered the remains of a house dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel. The site was excavated about 40 years ago and due to neglect and layers of earth and garbage that piled up over the decades, the historical remains were hidden and little was known about what lay below. Upon re-exposing the structure, archaeologists from the...

2011-01-18 09:05:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenicia Sports and Entertainment, together with Orion Multimedia today announced the launch of "The Doc Outdoors Show," with host Dr. Gordon Roeder. The show will premiere March 28 nationwide on Sportsman Channel, and will feature Dr. Roeder, a prominent dentist by trade who is also one of the world's premier big game hunters, in some of the most spectacular settings on Earth. The announcement was made today at the SHOT SHOW (the largest outdoor...

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2010-12-28 08:25:00

TAU researchers connect their city to the Greek island of Lesbos Tel Qudadi, an ancient fortress located in the heart of Tel Aviv at the mouth of the Yarkon River, was first excavated more than 70 years ago "” but the final results of neither the excavations nor the finds were ever published. Now, research on Tel Qudadi by archaeologists at Tel Aviv University has unpeeled a new layer of history, indicating that there is much more to learn from the site, including evidence that links...

2010-06-07 10:03:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyages to Antiquity's itinerary titled, "Carthage Is To Be Deleted," provides travelers holding American passports an exceptional opportunity to visit and explore the wonders of Libya, now that the country has entered into a groundbreaking trade and investment agreement lifting all visa restrictions on U.S. citizens. This itinerary provides international passengers the perfect opportunity to experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery...

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2010-01-20 11:15:00

A team of chemists from the University of Valencia (UV) has confirmed that the substance used to hermetically seal an amphora found among remains at Lixus, in Morocco, was pine resin. The scientists also studied the metallic fragments inside the 2,000-year-old vessel, which could be fragments of material used for iron-working. In 2005, a group of archaeologists from the UV discovered a sealed amphora among the remains at Lixus, an ancient settlement founded by the Phoenicians near Larache, in...

2009-09-25 18:20:47

Experts said a 2,300-year-old gem discovered in Israel by a Philadelphia archaeological student has been identified as a semiprecious carnelian gemstone. Megan Webb, 28, who spent her summer in a field program through the University of Washington Tel Dor Archaeological Excavations and Field School, discovered the stone when she traveled with about 24 students in July to an ancient Phoenician seaport on the coast. I was digging within the Hellenistic walls, and working on the techniques that...

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2008-11-12 14:05:00

Archaeologists have uncovered 2,900-year-old earthenware pottery that ancient Phoenicians used to store the bones of their dead after burning the corpses. Lebanese and Spanish diggers said more than 100 jars were discovered at a Phoenician site in the southern coastal city of Tyre. Phoenicians are known to have thrived from 1500 B.C. to 300 B.C and they were also headquartered in the coastal area of present-day Syria. Ali Badawi, the archaeologist in charge in Tire, said the big jars are like...

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2008-10-30 15:05:00

Studies have shown that as many as one in 17 men who currently live near the Mediterranean may be genetically linked to the ancient Phoenicians. Phoenicians resided in the region now known as Lebanon. Their greatest city, Carthage, was destroyed by the Romans centuries ago. Phoenician civilization was an enterprising maritime trading culture that spread across the Mediterranean between the periods of 1550 BC to 300 BC. The Phoenicians' most notable contributions are the alphabet and a love of...

2006-08-24 00:00:00

By Gideon Long BYBLOS, Lebanon -- The Lebanese port of Byblos has survived the Romans, the Crusades and the armies of Alexander the Great but now it faces a 21st century menace, brought to its shores on a tide of war -- oil pollution. A slick caused by Israel's bombardment of a power plant last month during its conflict with Hizbollah guerrillas has spewed a black tide along a 87-mile stretch of the coastline. Few places have been hit harder than Byblos, which dates back 7,000 years and lies...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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